Re: XSLT vs Perl
On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 03:56:59PM +0400, David Tolpin wrote: > I have just finished reading the working draft for XSLT 2.0. Forgive me > the crudeness: what are advantages of XSLT 2.0 over Perl (http://www.perl.org/)? I gave up keeping track of XSLT 2.0 and it's five (or more) related drafts (XPath 2.0, XQuery, WXS). As I understand it, XSLT 2.0 is much better at enforcing WXS constraints on the input and output. I've never come across a situation where either of those features are absolutely necessary, but I don't doubt that those use cases exist. For the most part, I'm quite happy with XSLT 1.0, and the odd stylesheet that requires a driver script around libxslt to add extension functions (written in Perl, C, Python, whathaveyou). That combination handles 99.999% of the problems I've come across. (OK, that's a slight exaggeration; I do still write/use the odd SAX handler. ;-) Z. XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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